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    Does Kanuma turn into dust?

    Every time the bag is handled the particles bang together and they make more dust. Try to imagine how many times the bag has been thrown or bounced in a truck before it got into your possession.
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    Eastern hemlock top

    Some were early and some were late. In general it’s been a very odd spring.
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    Small Eastern Hemlock development

    There are actually two tops. The trunk splits above the lower left branch and I’ll have to choose a primary top. The tree is a bit one sided, so it will be a challenge to make that work. I’ve seen it done before on some of Walter Palls spruces. Persevere and the rest will make itself evident.
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    Small Eastern Hemlock development

    I really didn’t have time to actually style it. Mostly it just got repotted into smaller pot and the heavy lower branch was chopped back. I didn’t want to beat it up more than that. The program was largely a slide progression of the large one. I might try to work on it after the summer cut back.
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    Small Eastern Hemlock development

    Looking good! I'll be curious to see the little guy develop.
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    Flowers 2019

    They are immortal. I have one that was seemingly killed after two polar vortex’s in a row. It seems every time I think it’s gone, the next year it pokes up. “Hi, remember me”!!
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    Flowers 2019

    I usually use both organic and dyna grow but I’ll give the organic only a try. However I can’t do the nursery pot thing. Beautiful plants in ugly pots is not an option for me. I’ll try to conjure something up this winter if they make it through this growing season. What’s the purpose of the...
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    Flowers 2019

    American wisteria??
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    Flowers 2019

    Those are quite the beauties. I have a real soft spot for lady slippers. Mine are pubescens. This is my first try and not sure what to expect. My plan is to treat them like my trees. Water every day, take it in around Thanksgiving, store in my unheated garage. There’s a guy in Ohio that...
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    Flowers 2019

    Hardy native orchid. Cypripedium in boon mix.
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    Native Species Only

    What about adding elemental sulfur to the mix. The micronized kind used for fungus. Does it wash out with all the watering? Is the composted bark a watering issue for over watering?
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    Flowers 2019

    Dwarf loggerhead ?
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    The Rosemary Thread

    A lot of sun and dyna-grow and of coarse it gets a pet every time I go up and down the steps.
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    The Rosemary Thread

    Thanks. This is the last pot!!!!! If it can’t live for a long long time in this one........well.....you know. The trunk is up to about 3”+ from just letting it grow. Just pruning to shape.
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    The Rosemary Thread

    Here’s an update. This character just seems to like a big pot. It had some fairly aggressive root work done this spring and didn’t skip a beat. The former pot was a 16” x14” round and this new one is 16” x 14” sq. plastic. Pretty convincing imitation for ceramic. I need to save all the weight I...
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    Flowers 2019

    Dwarf columbine, maiden fern, dwarf iris in bog iron.
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    Hand-me-down JM

    Thanks! It happens just a little bit at a time.
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    Hand-me-down JM

    Lava rock was a fad years ago for ROR. The piece they used was totally uninteresting. It is very soft...soft enough to carve with your fingernail. It's very porous and hold a lot of water, which allows it to grow algae quite easily. This make it almost unrecognizable as a rock. you can see this...
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    Yashino Cherry Collection

    Yep it's definitely Kwanzan. Thanks
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    Yashino Cherry Collection

    Wow that's very good to know. The only reason I thought it was "Yoshino" was that it came with the 10 free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation many years ago! At least that's what it said on the label. I'm not sure that'll change the treatment.......or will it?
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    Yashino Cherry Collection

    Thanks Judy. Do you mean the bud itself or the tree getting too wet. The aborted buds were beside fully flowered ones or part of a healthy cluster. Just wondering if the tree will support so many and after that......oh well.
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    Yashino Cherry Collection

    Well not bad for 3 growing seasons. The tree is getting stronger as well as its flowers. It'll get another top chop when its done flowering. The leaves are a bit coarse, but so what. I can see this being a little snowball eventually. Through it in the corner when its done. I cleaned the bark and...
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    Flowers 2019

    Phrag-a-lious
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    Tsuga canadensis collected

    Does the sacrifice have some special properties that you want to save or is it for sentimental reasons? The only reason I ask is that they are like weeds around here.
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    Tsuga canadensis collected

    Maybe I’m confused,but won’t you be cutting that off with the sacrifice. The branch beside it looks like it is wired up to form the new apex. As for it being grotesque, “grotesque is as grotesque does”. You choose what that means. My large hemlock has a big bump on the trunk. It’s from my...
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